Friday, May 2, 2008

Le Tour des Jardins and "English Cottage Sampler"

A friend of mine invited me to go to Le Tour des Jardins tomorrow. This Tour features best Master Gardeners' projects and privately owned gardens here in North Louisiana. The gardens are so pretty at this time of the year here and we are looking forward to this great event.

I want to make a little present for my friend. Among freebies by Teresa Wentzler I found a nice design "English Cottage Sampler"- it perfectly suits the topic of our tour. I was thinking hard what to make it into and when at Michaels yesterday I saw nice little satin boxes I thought that is it! As you can guess I like to make boxes but usually I buy wood boxes for my crafts, that is the first box not made of wood.
















Though Teresa Wentzler is one of my favorite designers I have stitched only one more design by her but I did it several times and made pincushions and fobs for me and one of my friends .
The design is called Geometry and I think it looks good on pincushions. Still I want to stitch something more intricate from TW designs... one day.

Nice weekend and happy stitching to everybody!

16 comments:

Gill said...

They're both very pretty! I like TW designs too.

Faby said...

Very nice box! I'm sure your friend will love it!

tkdchick said...

Beautiful stitching and finishing!!!

Yuko said...

Olga, sorry for that I haven't been able to reply you yet...
I'm very behind from everything, I'm catching up replying e-mails and visiting friends blog a little by little!
By the way, thanks for the lovely comment on my blog!
Your works always feasts for the eyes!
Very beautiful and delicate!

staci said...

I've seen those boxes~~you finished it off wonderfully! All of your finishes are lovely!

Lee said...

Very pretty! A perfect gift!

Mylene said...

Beautiful finishes, Olga. Well done!!
Have a nice week.

flom said...

Very beautifull box, I'm sure that your frien like it!!!!
bravo
flo
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Susimac said...

Such a pretty box. I hope you enjoyed your tour around the gardens

Nataliya said...

Как красиво! И коробочка, с оформлением, и сама вышивка! У меня уже целая папочка Терезиных freebies, так все нравятся! Оля, коробочка уже готовая была? Или сами клеили?

Carol said...

Oooo, both are lovely!! I like TW too, but have to admit - the blended threads are not fun to me :-)

Janaina said...

L-O-V-E the box!!!!! Priceless!

mimimira said...

The box is wonderful!

Jessie said...

Both are very beautiful!

yoyo said...

Can you tell me where you found the English Garden Cottage by Teresa Wentzler that you made into a biscornu? Which is beautiful, by the way, as are so many of your pieces!!! I am a huge TW fan and have ALL of her retail designs but this one I have never seen before.

Donna said...

I love this. Thanks for sharing. It is so different than mine!